Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 61051003 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name 芸術学B
Subject Name
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Science of ArtB
クワジマ ヒデキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Thur5-8:IAS L101
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Video Projection and B/W Board Lecture on campus (basically: Onsite Class)
★In case of re-spread of covid-19, or severe weather such as heavily snowing, or lecturer's difficulties to get to campus, this class will be held in Online by Microsoft Teams.
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 04 : Arts
Eligible Students All Grades
Keywords Aesthetics, Ireland, Hollywood, Documentary, Cinema, Film Industry, Irish American, Nostalgia, Fiction, Landscape, Travell, the Celtic, Nature, Another World, Fairy Tale, John Ford, John Carney, Robert Flaharty, John Sayles etc. 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Area Courses(Courses in Arts and Humanities/Social Sciences) Category:Philosophy / Ethics / Religion / Arts 
Expected Outcome1. To be able to explain the formation and development processes and contemporary issues of each academic discipline.
2. To be able to explain historical and contemporary issues that span multiple academic disciplines from multifaceted perspectives. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
To understand several kinds of the Irishness about the "Irish Cinema", based upon the  Irish culture, history, and imagination: Irish Imagination, or Irish Aesthetics. 
Class Schedule lesson1: Orientation Guidance
lesson2: Irish Culture and History: What is Irishness, and what is cinema?
lesson3: Irish Aesthetics: Metamorphosis, Free moving between two opposing worlds, and Art-thinking.
lesson4: "The Quiet Man"(1952) by John Ford.
lesson5: "The Quiet Man" by John Ford.
lesson6: "The Quiet Man" by John Ford.
lesson7: "ONCE"(2007) by John Carney.
lesson8: "ONCE" by John Carney.
lesson9: "ONCE" by John Carney.
lesson10: Midterm Examination (sometimes it could be omitted.)
lesson11: "Man of Aran"(1937) by Robert Flaharty.
lesson12: "Man of Aran" by Robert Flaharty.
lesson13: "Man of Aran" by Robert Flaharty.
lesson14: "The Secret of Roan Inish" by John Sayles. (sometimes it could be omitted.)
lesson15: Conclusion (or. Final Exam.): Irish Imagination and the Cinema 
★Text: Hideki Kuwajima, "Sei to Shi no Keruto Bigaku", Tokyo: Hosei University Press, September 2016(Awarded by the Ethno-Arts Society, Japan, in April 2017).
★Sub-Text: Hideki Kuwajima, "Shiba Rotaro, Tabi suru Kansei (Shiba Rotaro, Landscape Traveller)", Kyoto: Sekaishiso-sha, March 2020 (Brand-New One!!).

・Hideki Kuwajima, "Suko no Bigaku", Tokyo: Kodan-sha, 2008.
・Ryotaro Shiba, "Airuland Kikou"(Kaidou wo yuku), Tokyo: Asahi Bungei Bunko.
・Yoshinobu Takebe, "Keruto Eiga Kikou", Tokyo: Ronsou-sha.  etc.
PC or AV used in
(More Details) DVD and VHS video Screen-projector etc. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
To dictate my comments during watching the scenes of the cinema in question. 
Grading Method Final (and Mid-term) Examinations: about 50%
Participation and Attitude toward the Class: about 50% 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Chief of the Council of Higashi-hiroshima City Art Museum, and Former Chief of the Cultural Advisory Panel of Higashi-hiroshima City etc. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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